Category Management Director

Confidential Company - 10th Of Ramadan City, Cairo

Applicants for
1 open position
Experience Needed:
More than 10 years
Career Level:
Senior Management (e.g. VP, CEO)
Job Type:
Full Time
Confidential, Quarterly Bonus
Education Level:
Bachelor's Degree at least
1 open position
About the Job

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  • Determines customers' needs and desires by specifying the research needed to obtain market information.
  • Recommends the nature and scope of present and future product lines by reviewing product specifications and requirements; appraising new product ideas and/or product or packaging changes.
  • Assesses market competition by comparing the company's product to competitors' products.
  • Provides source data for product line communications by defining product marketing communication objectives.
  • Obtains product market share by working with sales team to develop product sales strategies.
  • Assesses product market data by calling on customers with field salespeople and evaluating sales call results.
  • Provides information for management by preparing short-term and long-term product sales forecasts and special reports and analysis; answering questions and requests.
  • Facilitates inventory turnover and product availability by reviewing and adjusting inventory levels and production schedules.
  • Brings new products to market by analyzing proposed product requirements and product development programs; preparing return-on-investment analyses; establishing time schedules with engineering and manufacturing.
  • Introduces and markets new products by developing time-integrated plans with sales, advertising, and production.
  • Determines product pricing by utilizing market research data; reviewing production and sales costs; anticipating volume; costing special and customized orders.
  • Completes operational requirements by scheduling and assigning employees; following up on work results.
  • Maintains product management staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees.
  • Maintains product management staff job results by counseling and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed
  • Take overall responsibility for the strategic sourcing management goals of the company and implement action items to ensure that those goals are achieved.
  • Manage and mentor staff encouraging professional growth & development.
  • Responsible for negotiations for best possible cost service guarantee and develop“win-win” strategies.
  • Evaluate supplier core competencies and competitive positioning using industry cost models.
  • Implement supplier agreements/contracts when beneficial by working with cross-functional stakeholders and suppliers to reach agreement on contract terms and conditions.
  • Research and anticipate shifts in the negotiating power of suppliers.
  • Analyze industry trends and evolving technology to proactively identify supply base issues to minimize risk, protect continuity of supply, and utilize emerging opportunities.
  • Maintain and develop supplier relationships (trade shows, supplier meetings, conferences, etc.)
  • Participate in establishing short-term and long range planning and budget development of the company to support strategic business goals.
  • Develop a supplier management program with key suppliers including metrics, performance goals & improvement initiatives
  • Establishes purchasing policies and ensures compliance within the department.
  • Continuously improve productivity and efficiency of processes throughout the operational organization.
  • Lead department to develop forecasts for future demand and place orders in a timely fashion based upon vendor lead-time.
  • Develop and implement sourcing and supplier selection strategy domestically and internationally.
Job Requirements
  • University degree in Business Administration or equivalent
  • Purchasing Certificate is preferable
  • Min 10 yrs experience with strategic sourcing
  • String preference for international sourcing experience.
  • Ability to manage projects and establish clear goals and accountabilities to ensure successful delivery
  • Very Good command of English language spoken and written.
  • Computer literacy,
  • Ability to work under pressure and deadlines.
  • Excellent organization skills and well disciplined.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
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